Michael Cunningham

Contributor, Property Management Insider

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Michael Cunningham is Content Marketing Manager at ProofHQ, and the former Managing Editor of PropertyManagementInsider.com. He worked as a social media manager for RealPage, Inc., a provider of on-demand software solutions that integrate and streamline single-family and a wide variety of multifamily rental property management business functions. He is responsible for promoting the company through various media channels, including editorial, print and online advertising, and social media. Michael received his education at Indiana University where he majored in English.

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How to Find the Best Renters Insurance

Consultative approach to renters insurance can benefit residents, properties The decision of purchasing a renters insurance policy is ultimately up to the resident. But a property management company that offers the option of buying a policy specific to the multifamily industry could pay dividends all the way around. Many insurance providers who specialize in other[]

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Conquering Student Turn with Mobile Technology

Manage the frenzy of student turn with mobile property maintenance software Time is money when turning student housing units. Management and maintenance teams have to synchronize their efforts, and the best way to accomplish this task is through open, efficient communication. Facilities management software provides an accessible solution for student housing operators to see a more complete view[]

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Five Eco-Friendly Solutions for Your Apartment Weed Control Woes

A weed left unchecked is a terrible thing to behold. Towering over your delicate turf, crusted with spiky leaves and stickers, weeds can certainly add an ugly blot on an otherwise perfect landscape and make for a real apartment home improvement headache. While you could zap it with chemical herbicides, they come with many of their own[]

The New Look of Learning

Employee education should be motivational, mobile and tailor-made for short attention spans Employee training used to mean hours of mind-numbing reading from a binder full of documents written in jargon. Even well into the PC revolution, those training tomes have simply moved onto a computer screen, which is arguably even more sleep inducing. However, at[]

Top Remodel Projects Renters Wish Their Property Managers Would Invest In

Renting a house or apartment carries many benefits for renters, including saving money and offering flexibility. However, home improvement restrictions on rented properties mean that many renters often feel frustrated that they cannot update their homes in the ways they need or want. At Home Improvement Leads, we believe that property managers have the ability[]

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Affordable Housing Industry Update

Roadshows, RealWorld to provide insight The world of Affordable Housing is not immune to change. This changing knowledge base is fundamental for the industry’s property managers and owners. Adaptability is an essential trait due to uncertainty in the Affordable Housing market, given the recent shift in the administration, according to industry officials. Tax cuts promised[]

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Protecting Apartments from Blizzards and Ice Storms: 4 Tips from The Home Depot

Even though Spring is right around the corner, icy weather across the nation continues to keep property management companies on their toes. A blizzard expected in New England tomorrow is set to be one of the biggest March storms ever, and sub-freezing temperatures can play havoc on water pipes in apartments and common areas if they’re not[]

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Making the Connection: The Importance of a Senior Contact Center

A thriving senior housing market appears to be taking a page from the multifamily industry and empowering contact centers to capture new business. But the similarities end there. Senior housing – which includes independent living, assisted living and memory care – is a specialized leasing vertical that requires a little more attention and compassion during[]

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Simplifying Multifamily Water Irrigation

Web app can help properties avoid costly overwatering for free Water My Yard is a free app that can help Texas multifamily property managers to keep landscapes attractive year-round and reduce expensive overwatering practices. Fifty percent of landscape water is wasted by overwatering, often caused by needlessly running sprinkler systems. In recent years, evapotranspiration technology[]

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Beyond Basic Training: The Impact of Design and Interface on Training Systems

As big data and advanced software continue to revolutionize multifamily, career-long learning has become a pillar of the industry. In the first article of this series, we addressed the importance of incorporating ongoing training into your business, as well as ways that the gamification of learning materials can yield better results when motivating your employees[]

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